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The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:38 pm

Greetings,

The BCC Bookshop is back online... and with it, the chance to get Dharmasena Hettiarachchi's excellent "Buddhist Economic Philosophy - As Reflected In Early Buddhism" for just $1.70 plus postage.

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http://www.buddhistcc.net/bookshop/book ... sp?bid=372

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby danieLion » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:27 am

The last thing those in power want you to do is practice bhavana.

Local note 1: The Park Occupiers here have turned what was once a beautiful park into Mordor. Think they'll leave it like they found it?

Local note 2: The marquee of the Lutheran Church in my neighborhood says, "Occupy Mindfulness."

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:38 am

Greetings Daniel,

It's called the Vinaya Pitaka.

:reading:

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby manas » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:45 pm

I can see both sides to this issue.

On the one hand, we are nuts if we do not practise dhamma for the sake of awakening every waking moment, putting aside worldly concerns, at least until we have broken through to the first stage of awakening. (Yes, technically that makes me 'nuts' as well. These human births are as rare as hen's teeth, so I hear).

On the other hand, (many of) the ruling elite are quite satanic (according to the research I have done) and who knows, maybe if they ultimately enforce a global government with all of us safely microchipped and under total surveillance, they might then just decide to ban ALL religious activity, including ours...so, does it really 'not matter' to try and prevent this (global government / criminal bankster rule) from happening?

How I wish life were simple, with no dilemmas!

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Then the Blessed One, picking up a tiny bit of dust with the tip of his fingernail, said to the monk, "There isn't even this much form...feeling...
perception...fabrications...consciousness that is constant, lasting, eternal, not subject to change, that will stay just as it is as long as eternity."

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Re: The Buddha and Occupy Wall Street

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:23 am

Greetings,

There is no simple "wrap up" unfortunately - the conclusion chapter itself takes about 20-30 pages from memory.

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"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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